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Chirp! Chirp! These Articles Are for the Birds

To celebrate National Bird Day on Jan. 5, we gathered some of our favorite avian tales.

Published Jan 5, 2022

A flock of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) on a power line, Seefelden near Unteruhldingen, Lake Constance, Germany ( Westend61 / Getty Images)
A flock of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) on a power line, Seefelden near Unteruhldingen, Lake Constance, Germany (Image Via Westend61 / Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced you to work (and play and entertain) at home to stay safe. It may have also given you a new appreciation for our free-flying feathery friends who seem to know no bounds, oblivious to the virus. In honor of National Bird Day on Jan. 5, 2022, we give you a special collection of bird-focused fact checks over the years, with a healthy dose of science and nerd research. Enjoy. And keep looking up!

rice throwing wedding
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Plant, Grass, Flower
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A video of a hummingbird "slapping" a bee in slow motion is frequently shared on social media.
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Bird, Animal, Pigeon
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Bird, Animal, Cardinal
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Goose, Bird, Animal
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birds aren't real
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Liz is an Editorial Assistant who has labored in Snopes' folklore mines since 2005.

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